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Adam’s Maxim & Spinoza’s Conjecture

Belief, disbelief and uncertainty generate
different neural pathways in the brain
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During an early episode of the über-pyrotechnic television series MythBusters, Adam Savage was busted by the camera crew for misremembering his predictions of the probability of an axle being ripped out of a car, à la American Graffiti. When confronted with the unmistakable video evidence of his error, Adam sardonically rejoined: “I reject your reality and substitute my own.” (continue reading…)

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